Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, is encouraging children in the constituency to take part in Royal Mail’s Stamp Design Competition to honour the heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Royal Mail’s Special Stamp Programme has commemorated British history and achievement for over 50 years, and stamps are frequently issued to honour the achievements of British people.  In the latest Stamp Design Competition, young people are being asked to create a stamp design in honour of their Covid-19 hero or heroes, with 8 winning designs to be selected.

All children aged between 4 and 14 from the UK can enter the competition either through their school, or independently with permission from an adult. There’s a range of great prizes to be won, including £1000 for the winning 8 entries.  The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 28th May 2021, and full details of how to enter can be found here:

Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:

“Millions of key workers across the UK have been keeping the country going whilst many of us were working from home during the pandemic.  In Ogmore alone there have been many fantastic frontline workers keeping our communities safe.

“With the Royal Mail’s long history of commemorating British people on their stamps, it is fitting that their latest competition will celebrate our Covid-19 heroes, and is also a fantastic opportunity for local children to get the chance to have their designs featured on a Royal Mail stamp.

“I’d urge schools in Ogmore to get involved in this fantastic competition, and encourage eligible students to create a design honouring their hero.”

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